Who Sang Pirate Song? Eleni Mandell

Eleni Mandell Snakebite cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Country/Folk Rock/Folk/Country Rock
length: 2:33

Sailor junkman, unfaithful servant
My lover in heaven, my brother in hell
Wish you wrote better
For dreamers who earthbound
Are roaming the cities
In search of the tale
Maybe you've seem them
A ghost on the stair
Thankful and thankless
He prays for forgiveness
He loved only one time
And he loved her well

I will bury his broken hands
That he strangled me with
Oh I begged him to do it

You may call it an accident
And may wonder where might
A vagabond drove me
A motherless child
You may follow him, wait for him
And orphan of strangers
Well maybe you've seen him
Thankful and thankless
He prays for forgiveness
He loved only one time
And he loved her well

I will bury his broken hands
That he strangled me with
Oh I begged him to do it
Yes I did

Sailor junkman, wandering scavenger
Tree climber walking where he goes
Death to all men
Who dared to put lead in his shoes
Trying to keep him still

Thankful and thankless
He prays for forgiveness
He loved only one time
And he loves me
Do it, come on, do it -- sucker!


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Dreamboat
  • 2 Pirate Song
  • 3 Don't Lose My Trail
  • 4 I Believe in Spring
  • 5 Alien Eye
  • 6 Man in the Paper Hat
  • 7 Snakebite
  • 8 Christine
  • 9 Dutch Harbor
  • 10 Close the Door
  • 11 Digging a Hole
  • 12 Silverlake Babies
  • 13 Madhouse